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« on: September 24, 2013, 16:28:24 »

Well, before I start posting a bunch, I'll give a bit of a synopsis of my own nonphysical experiences.

I had my first OOBEs as a small child.  The earliest I can remember them is from about the age of two.  I recall floating above my bed and being somehow pulled out of my room, and drawn down the halls of my house until I was led outside.  All throughout, I could feel a kind of powerful 'force' around me, as if some nonphysical entity were watching and leading me.  During this time I would also have vivid dreams, particularly marvelous experiences of flying, and some sleep paralysis experiences where I would see shadowy entities at the foot of my bed.  A few times I would 'wake up' hovering above my bed.  

As a child I had little clue as to what my experiences were, having no formal knowledge of AP or other such things.  Based on my parents' words, I figured all of these things were 'just dreams', and not terribly important.  However, my nonphysical experiences always remained vital to me, and I can honestly say that some of my most beautiful and profound life moments have been while out of body.  

As I grew older, I continued to have such experiences, and learned to Lucid Dream before I knew the term for it.  By my early teenage years, I had enough encounters with negative astral entities that they were no longer terrifying to me.  What had previous been nightmares became invigorating and strengthening experiences that often led to lucidity. During high school I began reading some older books on AP, though I think it was around my college years when I finally fully 'connected the dots' and realized that it had been what I had been doing all along.  

Some time after college I began reading more books on the subject, and started learning how to AP intentionally.  Since that time I've had plenty of experiences; many of them fairly routine, but some truly remarkable as well.  

Currently, the technique that works best for me is to focus intently on a detailed visualization while I lie down to go to bed.  Usually a simple one works the best, such as visualizing the look, touch and contour of an apple, or mentally moving out of my bed and going down the halls of my house.  (to me, the best visualizations include TOUCH as much or more than sight)  With my mind focused like that, I can often induce a lucid dream, then consciously exit the dream and enter various 'astral' areas.  At times I have done 'sit up' or 'roll out' methods as well, or other techniques.  

I keep a detailed journal of my experience, both in dream-state and in full consciousness, and look forward to sharing some of them on here.
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 20:41:35 »

 I keep a detailed journal of my experience, both in dream-state and in full consciousness, and look forward to sharing some of them on here.
It sounds like indeed, you are a well accomplished Traveler.

 Many people don't realize the value of a good Journal with this practice. They tend to see it as too much work, or totally unnecessary. But you can only remember so much. A good Journal becomes your own personal "guidelines". It teaches you what works and doesn't for you and is extremely valuable with LDs. By logging your Dreams, you can tell which ones are subconsciously driven. You also see patterns and many repeats. The more you become conscious of your Dreams in general, the easier it is to consciously awaken in your Dreams and have full control over them.

 You Sir are have set a picture perfect example of how to this do this correctly and because of that, you have much to teach!  wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 22:03:24 »

Your learning follows a very similar course to mine. It will be interesting to find out what direction you took in this art.
Constantly tied to the physical or are your experiences far wider.
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 21:54:14 »

It sounds like indeed, you are a well accomplished Traveler.

 Many people don't realize the value of a good Journal with this practice. They tend to see it as too much work, or totally unnecessary. But you can only remember so much. A good Journal becomes your own personal "guidelines". It teaches you what works and doesn't for you and is extremely valuable with LDs. By logging your Dreams, you can tell which ones are subconsciously driven. You also see patterns and many repeats. The more you become conscious of your Dreams in general, the easier it is to consciously awaken in your Dreams and have full control over them.

 You Sir are have set a picture perfect example of how to this do this correctly and because of that, you have much to teach!  wink

I find that the journal can be quite helpful, in fact.  By keeping track of all my dreams, I've been able to 'map out' my dreamscape and even define, with some overlaps, various dream-levels as well as certain consistent locales throughout them.  Certain dream locales seem to correlate with my level of conscious awareness, or the general character and feel of things.  One dream level, for example (which usually appears soon after my mind has finished working its way though the patterned dreams, early in the night), has a feeling of deep mystery and profundity to it, and often relates to deep subconscious matters.  Though it is sometimes tougher to become lucid on this dream level, when I do it can be a powerful portal to some very 'high level' OOB states, which feel far beyond physical reality. 

Your learning follows a very similar course to mine. It will be interesting to find out what direction you took in this art.
Constantly tied to the physical or are your experiences far wider.

I occasionally have experiences where I begin in a near-physical state and find myself entering into an astral duplicate of my physical location.  These experiences are not that common, however, and they tend not to last long.  Most often I will either phase straight into places that are rather foreign to physical reality, or else I will use my surroundings as a portal--for example, jumping through a window and into another realm.  Generally, the longer I'm out, the less physical my reality becomes.
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 22:26:18 »

 Mark, do you see yourself into Dreams as well? Meaning, when you close your eyes, do you stay consciously aware right into the Dreams, no matter how long that takes? I do and lately it has been a major interruption in my normal sleep pattern. I had this happen last year, for a few weeks in a row. But lately I don't seem to be able to turn it off. Sometimes I just want to go to sleep!  tongue
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2013, 00:08:36 »

There's lots of questions we would like to ask if you don't mind?
Another, what have you experienced that's as far from our 'concept physical' as you have been? It's quite an open ended question and you can keep things private if it's of a sensitive nature.
 
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2013, 18:28:50 »

Mark, do you see yourself into Dreams as well? Meaning, when you close your eyes, do you stay consciously aware right into the Dreams, no matter how long that takes? I do and lately it has been a major interruption in my normal sleep pattern. I had this happen last year, for a few weeks in a row. But lately I don't seem to be able to turn it off. Sometimes I just want to go to sleep!  tongue

Not in the way you're describing, I don't think.  Often in the beginning of my nights I'll have what I call 'pattern dreams' that occur in a mental state I'm in between waking and full on REM sleep.  These will usually consist of thoughts and images through the day, often related to something I've been focusing on, like a book, work, or a video game.  These usually do not have an entirely visual element to them and come in the forum of semi-repetitive patterns.  I can usually feel my mind switching to a more 'sleep' type of mode as the thought patterns change from waking ones to a more dream-like consciousness, but I don't usually lay there fully conscious while my body is asleep, without dreams. 

There's lots of questions we would like to ask if you don't mind?
Another, what have you experienced that's as far from our 'concept physical' as you have been? It's quite an open ended question and you can keep things private if it's of a sensitive nature.
 

I'll get into some of these in more detail soon, once I dig out the old journals and start making some threads on prior experiences.  I've had conscious journeys to various places: alternate dimensions that felt almost physical but which had different proportions to time and space, or spaces where it was just an energetic field or grid where I felt I could access different types of information.  Been to areas that seemed like the equivalent of Monroe's Focus 27 (but not using his methods), vast otherworldly cities and more.  Some of the 'out-there' stuff really goes beyond the ability of words to communicate.  Many important aspects, to me, of non-physical travels, have to do more with the energetic feel of a place and less with the visual or auditory. 

I'll briefly describe one experience, where I found myself (after leaving some of other astral location I don't recall at the moment) in a very alien seeming setting that was fully located within a kind of liquid--similar to being under the water, but not quite.  The 'landscape' consisted of what could best be described as bio-mechanical structures, most comparable to the images of H.R. Giger, though not exactly. Immensely huge beings, like whales in form and scale, but with some chitinous insectoid or squid-like features, floated through this expanse.  Though they did not directly communicate, I could just feel their presence and their immense consciousness.  I did not have a human body here, but found myself in a similarly alien form, with spiky feelers at the end of my appendages that could be inserted into the bio-mechanical structures and interact with them.  In this setting I felt completely conscious, almost in a higher way, and felt guided to use my feelers to activate a number of the strange 'pillar' type of structures here.  After doing so, my vision was directed towards a huge floating pyramid in the distance, made of similar living material.  By interacting with the pillars, I had opened the doors to this pyramid.  I immediately felt that inside was a portal to 'Source' or 'God', and went in.  I then felt a brief, powerful connection to this source, but soon after either woke in my body or into a dream state.
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2013, 19:48:27 »

Those magic words,  "energetic feel to the place."
This shows depth and your abilities are of a high order.
The pyramid connection, if you have experienced the other side of this you'll understand 'the never want to leave' in its full glory.
Later perhaps, your journals hold many more interesting experiences and these will be a must read.
So few have posted on the energy field environments.

I do agree, words are so limited, the feel of a place is difficult to describe if there's no physically related aspects.

When you are ready, until then, patience is a virtue.
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2013, 23:07:03 »

 Creating the intent to "return to Source" seems to lead to the most incredible colors, shapes, forms and energies. These fall into the category of impossible to explain in physical terms.

 ...and for some reason a Pyramid always pops up somewhere in the scenarios. Mankind really needs to find the true purpose for all of these Pyramids. They harness energies that we can't even  begin to understand at the moment. Some of the Russian Researchers are just beginning to research this new found energy source. But most scientists today still classify it "Pseudoscience" and because of that no reputable scientist will touch it!  sad
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2013, 09:09:43 »

Creating the intent to "return to Source"   

 I believe we're always connected to "Source" though I like the term "Allself". If not, how could we keep breathing, heart beating, seeing or any and ALL of the task done by the involuntary systems. They're part of that Source. So making our way back, is simply getting our consciousness back in line with it, by using focus.

It should not be that way, but that's another topic. Like you Mark, I am also blessed with memories that go back to an infant. Those precious memories of floating back to Allself, of being reassured and comforted. Remembering why you choose life and that you are ALWAYS safe no matter how appearances my be. YOU can never be extinguished. It's a damn shame that we get that knowledge pushed aside, for the most part, by life.

The most rewarding aspect of AP for me is the occasional feel or glimpse of that Source. "Luckily", I had the right folks around to explain things, early on when I needed. You guys are good bunch as well and helpful to my cause.  But record keeping, journals and the such, really? Fine for a while I guess or a research study, maybe something very  spectacular, otherwise how long can you keep that up? Do the math, almost [15-20%] like writing down every day,Why?
 

 
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2013, 10:38:52 »

Regarding journals, I rely on memory, so far it's functionality serves its purpose even after decades. I have one on UB and use it as a reference. It serves a purpose and I can review some experiences if they seem clairvoyant. It helps in patterns of events or will eventually.
Not everything is added some don't require it.
Interesting all the same.
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